Our French Connections

Our French Connections series, France, Gallant Indies and System K, and four films from our African series, Le Franc + The Little Girl Who Sold the SunTilaï, and The Gravedigger’s Wife all screen in cooperation with the Institut Français and the Embassy of France.

Merci beaucoup!

The Cooperation Office of the Embassy of France in New Zealand, Cook Islands and Samoa is responsible for fostering cultural, scientific and educational relations between France and New Zealand.

These actions are implemented in partnership with a variety of French institutions such as the Institut Français, an agency of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs responsible for promoting French culture around the world, and Campus France, an agency in charge of promoting international mobility and study opportunities in France.

Lea Seydoux as a TV presenter sitting at a desk in France film
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm


Dumont takes aim at 24-hour news culture, with Léa Seydoux as a TV journalist juggling her unflappable public image and chaotic family life. “A biting and complex satire” – Les Inrockuptibles ...

Rasmané Ouédraogo (Saga) in a scene from Tilai and  Ina Cissé (Nogma)
6:15 pm - 7:40 pm


Forbidden love for a stepmother sets in motion a chain of devastating events in pre-colonial West Africa. Cannes Grand Prix. Winner of the 1990 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. ...

A group of musicians in yellow overalls in the film System-K
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

System K

A lively, endlessly fascinating documentary about the incredible art world stirring in Kinshasa. “A full-blown nosedive into a unique moment of collective creation” – Hollywood Reporter ...

A troup of dancers in Gallant Indies
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Gallant Indies

Gallant Indies offers a behind-the-scenes look into a completely reimagined production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera "Les Indes Galantes”. Artist Clément Cogitore uses the performance to tackle issues of racism, colonialism and slavery. ...

Omar Abdi (Guled) and Yasmin Warsame (Nasra) in The Gravedigger's Wife
6:15 pm - 7:40 pm

The Gravedigger’s Wife

A gentle, big-hearted drama about a gravedigger seeking money for his wife’s operation. “This Somali language film’s simplicity and economy is its power.”– The Observer ...

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